Games Hope Burn

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Gameshope, a small lake (1 x 2/3 furl.) and a burn in Tweedsmuir parish, Peeblesshire. Lying 1850 feet above sea-level, within 1¼ mile of the Dumfriesshire border, and 2 miles NE of the summit of Hartfell, it occupies a lofty upland hollow, and is the highest tarn in all the Southern Highlands. The burn, rising close to the Dumfriesshire border, 2 miles E by N of the summit of Hartfell, runs 4¾ miles north -by-westward; receives, at a point It mile from its source, a short small affluent from the loch; and falls into Talla Water at a point 3 miles SE of that stream's influx to the Tweed. Both the loch and the burn abound in excellent dark-coloured trout &emdash; Ord. Sur., sh. 16, 1864.

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